Childhood Trauma In Childhood

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In Chapter1 of How Children Succeed Paul Tough argues that trauma in childhood would cause a negative effect on children. However, this negative effect can be changed. A child’s environment plays a big factor in mental and physical development into an adult. When buying a new house, we usually hope for convenient transportation, nice restaurants and many good schools for children. But there is not one good factor in Fenger High School. It’s located in the south side of Chicago which is one of the worst-off neighborhoods, due to its high poverty and crime rate. With these conditions, even though the school receives a huge budget from the state government, the students still didn’t do well in studying. They receive low test scores and have chronic discipline problems. Due to the school’s location, education couldn’t fix the problems so principal Dozier had to enforce strong policies in order to make the school a safer place. The Adverse Childhood Experience(ACE) study, introduced by Vincent Felitti and Robert Anda, who work for Kaiser Permanente, the scientists measured childhood trauma …show more content…

The stress not only causes physiological, but also psychological problems. How does our body react when the stress comes? That will be “hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal”, which is called ATP , the system regulate the stress. When facing stressors, our mouth becomes dry, as it is conserving fluids because our HPA axis sensing danger. It’s used to escape predators or fighting with beasts. But this system isn’t designed for today’s diverse stressors because in modern world, most people need to worry about mortgages, relationships and promotions more than the fight for food. If we continur to let our body work under these stressful conditions, it will break down the strain. This process is called ”allostatic load”. HPA axis also produce serious and long-lasting negative effects, like physical and psychological in our

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